Headpress has announced its latest release, Chris Mikul's The Eccentropedia: The World's Most Unusual People Who Have Ever Lived.

Synopsis:
An A-Z of eccentrics! 266 true stories of the most original and outrageous people on earth, from bad poets to transsexual evolutionary theorists this encyclopedic guide covering ancient times to the present, includes reams of material never seen in book form before.

Famous eccentrics like King Ludwig, Salvador Dalí and Howard Hughes rub shoulders with a host of lesser-known, but equally colorful, characters in these — mostly — life-affirming stories. There are unsuspected parallels and connections throughout creating an alternative, off-kilter history of the world.

Line art illustrations by Glenn Smith.


This just looks badass. Headpress puts out some terrific titles for the eccentric in all of us, and this looks to be no exception.

In addition to the paperback version, there is a Special Edition and a Deluxe Edition (limited to 50 copies).

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